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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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2,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,036
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 129
Gots: 138 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

allenson21, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

kybeerdrinker, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

kayrex, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Tumble, Feb 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

allstar255, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of CanuckRover
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from the LCBO winter release. Bought it in December (I think), it's now June.

Pours a rich toffee brown, slightly hazy. Big head, quite fizzy at first, but once it settles down I get an incredibly creamy (I'm talking nitro-Guinness creamy) off-white, perfectly formed head. Beautiful.

Whew, malty aroma. Candied, rich fruit. Maraschino cherries, sugary dates. Characteristic cloves. Alcohol lurking behind everything else.

This is such a complex beer. Big, sugary, chewy dates are the first thing that jump out at me. Very sweet, but the hops keep things pretty balanced, providing a little bit of an edge to take on the mellow malt. Otherwise, this is all about malt. Really chewy, thinking a dense cake like Sacher Torte, with that a little bit of orange zest. Strong alcohol in the finish gives it a port wine character... nothing wrong with that. Some spiciness, but the alcohol sort of overshadows it, the only reason I didn't give 5 on taste. Will be interesting to compare against the one I am cellaring.

Again, pronounced alcohol brings this down from 5. A real sipping beer. I shouldn't be drinking it at 4PM on a Sunday.

This is a phenomenal beer. It's characteristics bring to mind the best of many differenct styles, from best bitters to weissbiers to heavier German ales. A must-try.

CanuckRover, Jun 01, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jewellrunner, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO, $4.04 with their mixed sixer discount. Bottle #2004/06938. Beer #19 in my quest to have the top 25 German beers.
Slight off-white head over a foggy tawny mahogany body. Yeast was swirled and decanted. Head fully dissipates, leaving some streams of rising bubbles. Smell is vinous and sweet, with coffee, chocolate malt, figs and prunes, cherries, toasted rye bread and date nut bread, maybe a hint of walnut. Taste is sweet vinous, peppery, warming, chocolate-covered cherries, burned sugar, roasted hazelnut. Very complex. Wow. The alcohol is definitely right there: no hiding 12%, even behind all this flavor. But what an amazing amount of flavor. Red wine. Just got a piece of Ghirardelli dark chocolate -- what a match! Also, what a thick, creamy mouthfeel. This is smooth as silk and thick as caramel. However, it's for sure a one-at-a-timer. Will I have this again? Absolutely. Will I have it again tonight? Don't think I could. Exceptionally drinkable for what it is.

ColoradoBobs, Feb 28, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

kguard, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

CDCNAM, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

polloenfuego, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Citadel82
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is liquid bread and an unbelievable beer experience, this makes one recosider all thoughts and perceptions regarding wheat beers.

It pours a dark garnet color and like its lower gravity sidekick it has a large bubbled shor lived head thta leaves quickly and does not lkike to stick to the glass. What a pity.

The smell is rich and earthy over ripe sweet banana, cloves and alcohol warn you of the high gravity brew you are about to enjoy. this is a glass of rum soaked pumpkin spice or banana bread.

The taste is sublime. Danger Will Robinson, there is alcohol afoot. If you can smell it you can likewise taste it. The sip is a cacaphony of flavors. Sweet Malt, bittering hops, more malt and an overiding flavor of alcohol in the foreground. This is a dangerously strong brew.

This is a full bodied jar of beer. Thick and persistent on the toungue the taste lingers and evolves as you drink your way to Nirvana. A malt lovers Epiphany this is... Thick and oily you do not easily chase the richness of this brew from your palate.

Drinkable? Need you ask? This is the digestif of beers. The dessert tray stands untouched save for some cheese and fresh fruit. One has little need of anything else.

Citadel82, Jan 17, 2005
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

jwswigs, Jan 23, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Bottle Number 10441, 2005. Enjoyed sometime in December 2006.

Appearance- Brown with reddish hues. Not much head to speak of, but what is there is comprised of large bubbles.

Smell- Very strong alcohol presence. Fruity- hints of cider. Suggestions of ripe raspberries, sweet and thick malt.

Taste- The taste is very much driven by the strong alcohol. Raspberry, apple chutney, with suggestions of cherries. Sweet, nearly chocolatey malt... so much alcohol. Bananas. Some wheat. Hints of molasses. Quite complex overall.

Mouthfeel- Very warming, full-bodied with plenty of tingling sensations going on. Quite smooth, with a thick, molasses-like feel.

Drinkability- This one is definitely a sipping brew at 12%. Still, it's delicious and interesting, and easy enough to drink for what it is.

lpayette, Feb 11, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

heysuz, Mar 23, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- muddy brown copper with an off-white head that built up a large amount, and had great retention. , no lacing as it fell, but it looked pretty great

S- malty and alcohol are actually the strongest smell, there was a strong character of wheat as well, and there was solid yeasty character as well

T- maltiness and the strong alcohol is also very noticeable. extremely smooth for a 12 % beer, the undertones of wheat are really delicious and complement the strong maltiness and flavor characteristics really well.

M- thick body, light carbonation,

D- pretty damn delicious

Atron67, Jun 14, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark, chestnut, small head

Aroma: very malty; alcohol; dried fruit

Taste: malty; very sweet and strong

Remarks: This brewery knows how to make a good beer. Love these guys.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Nordbier, Dec 25, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours an extremely thick opaque pitch with 1 finger of frothy, sticky, white head. Alcoholic aroma flows out of the bottle while pouring. Though it looks black in the glass, it glows ruby red when held up in light.

Smell: Wow, sweet spicy alcohol hits you like a slap in the face... or rather, a swift kick to the balls. Notes of sugar cane, molasses, cloves, powerful cinnamon and nutmeg, and a strange higher tone of freshness. Like smelling alcoholic pumpkin pie spices (I should try that for my next Thanksgiving).

Taste: Carbonation first tingles the tongue. This is followed by a tart, sour cherry or blood orange acidity. Bitterness ensues; the same type of bitterness as eating chinese herbal medicine. A slight rubbing alcohol taste afterwards. I would rate this one higher, but the alcohol is a little too evident.

Overall: This is POWERFUL. I mean... WHEW. I've had some Belgian 12%'s but the alcohol wasn't nearly as noticeable. This seems like it'd do a pretty good job cleaning engines... or killing brain cells. (catch the reference?)

thekanna, Dec 21, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

yeaprolly, Jun 13, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great brew can't believe I waited so long to try it. Anyway here is the review.

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A - small head dark body noat much carbination.

S - a rich smell of dark Clove, bananas and plum.

T - Plum and banana much to my expection of the weizen style done quite well here.

M - Creamy tasteful stays with you delicious.

D - Really good exspecially given the abv's really nice could see myself drinking a bunch more as the weather is getting colder.

Casey10, Oct 03, 2010
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4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had the other Aventinus brew, so here goes the other one. This one pours a dark ruby with a carbonated head the fizzes at the beginning before settling into a ring around the glass. Smell is a replica of a hefe weizen, bananas, gum and honey dominate the aromas, though the smell is a lot thicker.

As soon as the beer hits your mouth, you know it's not a hefe. Syrupy thick with a big peppery kick. Plums, prunes and bananas dominate the taste. Alcohol kicks you in the teeth and warms you on the way down. Judging from the description, it tastes exactly as you would assume: it's a what bock on steroids. You can feel 12 percent, but not in an undesirable sort of way.

This is totally different from the other eisbock (Kulmbacher) I have tried, which I don't think was made with wheat. But I may be wrong. This is a great and unique beer.

saintwarrick, Jun 27, 2007
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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on June 26th 2010 at Novare Res in Portland ME. Served in an Aventinus weizen glass, 300mL for $7.50, room temp from a CASK(!!!!) sitting on the bar. Review transcribed from notes.

Thick cloudy dark brown brew, no light passes through the center of the glass and only a glimmer around the edges. This even though the glass is not very wide. Thin white head clings heavily. Nose is gigantically thick and sweet, a ton of dried fig and raisin, then banana, bread, nuts. Taste is thick, syrupy, sweet, very creamy, flavors same as the nose. It is cloyingly sweet, but what do you expect?! Alcohol is mostly hidden but still felt a bit. There's a mixed hop bite to balance the sweetness a bit, but it doesn't do much more than take the edge off of it. Some peppery alcohol develops as it warms in my hand. Huge, thick, sweet... very tasty and very filling.

BeerNinja007, Aug 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

WTKeene, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

azorie, Oct 04, 2013
Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,036 ratings.